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but I'm still fond of you...oh-ho-oh

1st Century Palestine

Casting Stones
I've heard people use this phrase often enough, but I think that its users often fail to grasp what it really means. These pictures contain the reality. Red martyrdom isn't a very common experience in America. Although who knows what tomorrow brings.
but still I'd leap in front of a flying bullet for you

Casting Aspersions
This is what people probably really mean. Scourging tongues. Calumny. Defamation. Kangaroo courts. Unjust laws. White martyrdom.
heavy words are so lightly thrown

Casting Couches
Sometimes though we can be a bit dramatic. Our egos, sense of entitlement, and righteousness take over. We become victims of our own attachments as they become coextensive with our person. We cast ourself as martyr and others in the role of victimizer. But this is pseudo-martyrdom. We're not genuine martyrs as martyrs are witnesses, and what are we witnessing to?
the devil will find work for idle hands to do

21st Century Palestine

Stephen intercede for the red martyrs, white martyrs, and pseudo-martyrs.
Stephen intercede for the parish which bears your name.

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